Electronic Swap Program -- Intrest Poll

Muff and I are in t3h (hehe) process of trading a few parts, he sent me some stuff I needed, I'm going to send him some stuff that he'll need.

Anyway, it brought up an idea: An Electronic Swap Program!

It'd work where you'd send stuff that you have tons of to someone, and they'd send you stuff they have.

This is really a great way to get stuff you need -- and the parts end up being cheaper, since you try to send parts that you have in bulk. (Its cheaper to buy in 1K quanities than 1)

I'm just trying to see if theres interest. The plan, ATM, would be something like this:
Send parts and $2** to me
I use $2** to send you a mix of what people, and myself, have donated.
You get parts and are happy. (happy or die!)

**Outside of USA: I'd probably have you guys go online to our postal service's site, and buy the postage for me, and send it to me to print out. Or just send me more monies.

(You end up paying postage both ways)

$2 is just a guess on how much it'd cost. Muff's package to me cost $1.14 -- so $2 seems about right.

If you're interested, or have a suggestion, lemme know!

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whatsisface9 years ago
Sounds good, but something would need to be done regards goods of a similar value, so one person doesn't get ripped off, and something to stop people exploiting it for free stuff.
zachninme (author)  whatsisface9 years ago
& Re: W'burg
Yeah -- I'd probably setup some form of currency -- 10 LEDs = 1 555 timer, etc. (Maybe the base should be LEDs?)
I could also just look up the prices, and then do it from that... although that could get complicated...

Also, I'd really like it to *only* stay here at 'ibles -- for dah-dah reasons :P
BWAHAHAHAHA! I don't think you want to set up a currency in the form of LEDs.... I'd be so overly wealthy that I could just "steal" stuff from everyone else... ....not that I'd do that or anything.... ;-)
zachninme (author)  T3h_Muffinator9 years ago
Hehe --- but you just have a lot of stuff, period
If someone had 100 555 timers, they could probably buy everything too ;-)
Well then.... I guess it's good that I have 100 555's and 15,000 or something LEDs.... isn't it...
I'm in a similar ballpark to you. My dad asked me last week for "107 red LED's" for a project he's doing and I had enough to be able to ask him "Ultra bright ones or standard?" I also have an abundance of 555's and 4017b's.
Cool! =)

Are 4017b's kind of like shift registers?

Decade counters =]
whatr those?
zachninme (author)  T3h_Muffinator9 years ago
*What are ;-) (REVENGE!!!)
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